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Dual Citizenship Air Travel Changes September 25, 2016

Posted by Matthew in Air Crossing, Canada, Dual Citizenship, Land Crossing, USA.
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This article may be of interest to some of the readership.

Quoth Huffington Post: Changes To Canadian Passport Rules May Inconvenience Dual Citizens:

As of November 10, 2016, dual citizens who hold Canadian citizenship, as well as some other foreign citizenship, will need to present their Canadian Passport at the time of entry into Canada, if they are travelling by air

According to the article, this does not apply to US-Canadian Citizens, and only applies to travel TO Canada by air. The article uses the example that a Canadian-UK Citizen flying to the US would be okay, as would the subsequent drive from the US to Canada.

This seems to strengthen the rule-of-thumb of always using the passport of the country you’re entering (for Canadian inbound air travel, at least).

Cheers!

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Of Passports and Airport Crossings March 27, 2009

Posted by Matthew in Air Crossing, NEXUS Card, Passports, WHTI.
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When crossing the border by air, you still want to bring your passport(s). Although the NEXUS card has the machine-readable ID text (including issuing country, etc.), airlines and security officials still want your passport instead.

The NEXUS card is listed as a “WHTI-Compliant Travel Document” on the US Department of State website. Although it was accepted at the Customs agent, when I presented it to the airline employee and the security officials insisted on seeing a passport. This might be standard due to airline policy/security policy/etc. that have not been updated to include NEXUS and other WHTI-compliant, Trusted Traveler cards.

Traveler beware: a trusted traveler card is all you are required to carry, at least by customs agents; however, it seems airlines and security officials aren’t quite on the same page. Don’t forget to take your passport with you when you travel.